The use of Kahoot in accounting courses

Fall 2021, I taught managerial accounting and auditing. The major difference between those two courses is that managerial accounting is a non-accounting major course, while auditing is an accounting major course. This likely leads to different perceptions of learning accounting materials. Especially, accounting courses are generally considered as hard and boring; therefore, my project was …

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STUDENT ENGAGEMENT in hybrid courses

THE PROJECT In Teacher Education technology is integrated into all courses as a means of challenging our students (preservice teachers) to critically think about the ways in which various tech tools can support learning. This is done indirectly (such as by instructors utilizing technology themselves to support preservice teacher learning and model the use of …

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Instructional Tech Mini Grant

Spring 2021 Grant Recipient Thank you for the Instructional Technology Mini Grant! During the Spring 2021 semester, the grant supported sociology students’ purchase of InQuizitive software associated with the Social Research Methods course (SOCI-300), as well as a Directed Research course (SOCI-492). These students used InQuizitive to practice new material from the course in an …

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Music to my ears: how to improve the Zoom experience for student musicians & multitask with technology

Teaching during the pandemic has been hard on everyone. That is a massive understatement. Regarding my own circumstances going back to the fall of 2020, I chose to teach in person as much as I could. My teaching load each semester typically involves directing three musical ensembles (Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Handbell Choir) in …

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Fueling student engagement in online discussions

Covid-19 has made classroom teaching more challenging than ever. How do we keep our students engaged in virtual and hybrid settings? How can teachers replicate some of the methods that we might have traditionally used in the classroom? Using Inquiry in Virtual and Hybrid Settings We all love classroom discussion, but how do we replicate …

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Do what scares you: Navigating new territory with digital Breakout EDU.

Do what scares you. This is often a phrase I think about when I am debating whether or not I should embark on something new. I have a different version of this motivational phrase in a silver frame in my office and sometimes when I need more convincing, I look at it. It says: Be …

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